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Jeremy Clarke, Governor of Rhode Island

Male Bef 1605 - 1652  (> 46 years)


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  • Name Jeremy Clarke  [1
    Suffix Governor of Rhode Island 
    Born Bef 1 Dec 1605  East Farleigh, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 1 Dec 1605  East Farleigh, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died Jan 1652  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Jan 1652  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I19258  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father William Clerke,   b. of East Farleigh, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 Jun 1610, East Farleigh, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary Weston,   b. Bef 26 Apr 1579, Roxwell, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 13 Jul 1614  (Age < 35 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1599  St. Andrew's, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F11953  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Latham,   b. Bef 15 Feb 1610, Kempston, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1677, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 67 years) 
    Married Abt 1637  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Walter Clarke, Governor of Rhode Island,   b. 1640,   d. 23 May 1714  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F11932  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • One of John Turner Sargent Jr.'s eleven proven "gateway ancestors."

      From Wikipedia:

      Jeremy Clarke (also known as Jeremiah Clarke) was an early colonial settler and President of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Born into a prominent family in England, he was a merchant who came to New England with his wife, Frances Latham, and four stepchildren, settling first at Portsmouth in 1638, but the following year joining William Coddington and others in establishing the town of Newport. Here he held a variety of civic positions until 1648 when Coddington's election as President of the colony was disputed, and Clarke was chosen to serve in that office instead. He was the father of Walter Clarke, another colonial governor of Rhode Island, and also had family connections with several other future governors of the colony.

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.